Monday, September 11, 2006

Taking a Moment to Remember

It was undoubtedly a fantastic weekend in sports. We had some great finishes and big games in college football, and we finally had the start of the NFL season. Yes, there is a lot to talk about in the world of sports, but we will have plenty of time to talk about it as the week moves on. Today, however, it seems appropriate to put those things on hold and take the time to pause and remember the events of September 11, 2001. We all have our very own distinct memories of that day. We have memories of the images of those planes flying into the towers. We have memories of those that were taken from us too soon. And, of course, we all have memories of the heroes of that day and the days to follow. These are memories we carry with us every day, but especially today. Therefore, I will step aside for the day, and I will encourage you to take time to take listen to the words of President Bush from the night of September 11, 2001 ( http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gwbush911addresstothenation.htm ) , and take a moment of silent reflection or prayer (or both) to remember those that were lost, those that had the courage to risk their own lives to save others, and those young men and women of our armed forces that risk their lives every day to try to prevent us from ever facing another day like September 11, 2001 again.